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Managing Partner & Founder Ascent Group
Adela Cristea is the managing partner of the Ascent Group and also the founder of the group of companies. Adela's experience has been accumulated in more than twenty years, especially in management and human resources, in multinational companies such as Unilever or International Resources, as well as in the position of consultant, in Archimedes Consulting Group and Ascent Group or as University Lecturer.
All over these years, Adela has been involved in numerous start-up business projects, enterprise restructuring processes, labour conflict mediation and training projects, for multinational and local companies in various fields of activity, both in Romania and abroad. Since 2017 Adela is also the co-founder of Design Thinkers Academy Eastern Europe, contributing to the development of the company in more than 20 countries in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Central Asia.
Managing Partner Ascent Group
His 30-year professional experience combines a wide range of fields of activity, from local public administration to sales and advertising, manufacturing or logistics and transport. Over the years Marcel has been in management positions for both SME's and local public administration, industrial projects or in the management of logistics and transport companies, as well as in the board of public or private companies.
Over the last 15 years its managerial and entrepreneurial experience has been enriched by numerous consultancy projects for start-ups and for business development/restructuring, combining the assistance with training activities, in particular on the topics such as Leadership and management, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Strategic planning and strategic thinking, Negotiation skills, Sales techniques and Customer care, Communication skills or Time Management.
Financial Manager Ascent Group
At the professional level Renata has 20 years of experience in accounting finance, in the financial departments of local or multinational companies (Arconta, Porta Doors, Magontec, Takata, Leoni) and in financial and accounting consultancy with Ascent Group. All these years she has been involved in numerous consultancy projects, both for local and multinational companies, in various fields of activity: automotive, manufacturing, it, agriculture, trade, services.
Since 2012 Renata becomes Senior Partner in Ascent Finance, a company specialized in financial and accounting services within the Ascent Group. Over the last years, thanks to her consistent professional knowledge combined with very good communication skills, Renata has also become a very good trainer on financial issues, mainly in training programs of Finance for Non-financials, efficient use of Ciel accounting program, personalized consultancy, etc.
HR Manager Ascent Group
Florina is a graduate of the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the West University of Timisoara and has numerous certifications in the field of management and human resources. At the professional level, Florina has over 15 years professional experience as human resources manager, project manager, implementation and process improvements, projects with European funds, organization of motivational events, assessment and personnel development, for both multinational and Romanian companies.
Since 2019 Florina became HR Manager within Ascent Group, coordinating the group's human resources activities and projects at national level. Last but not least, Florina is also an experienced trainer in soft skills and team building programs.
Cristina has joined Ascent Group in 2022, thanks to cumulated expertise in the non-profit and business sectors. As a graduate of Communication Science programs at the “University of the West” in Timișoara, Cristina has gained professional ground first in the private sector, working as a project manager (and beyond) within “Youth in Action” and “Erasmus+” (European Commission-funded) projects. She has coordinated international teams and collaborated with both local and cross-continental stakeholders.
5 years into her NGO activity, Cristina expanded her management skills by transitioning to the corporate area. To her previous roles as manager she added People Development Coordinator for a multinational company in the automotive industry.
In her work, she’s become trained/certified on a multitude of topics from the soft skills complex, ranging from communication and conflict management to emotional intelligence and personal development.
Senior Financial Consultant
Ana has been an accounting expert for over 15 years, and her experience within the larger financial-accounting area reaches over 20 years. She has worked in the financial departments of Romanian local companies, as well as in multi-national corporations encountering a varied assortment of activity areas (ranging from production to manufacturing and beyond).
Throughout her career, she has consolidated her knowledge and skillset thanks to a number of training courses aimed at her particular area of work, including that for Human Resources Inspector.
On a personal note, Ana has a well developed interest in epigenetic studies, neuroscience, which, combined with a robust self-awareness and interpersonal skills bring remarkable value to the multi-disciplinary team of Ascent Group.
Alina is a graduate of Banking and Finance at the Faculty of Economics of the Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad and of a Master in Accounting and Enterprise Management at the same university. At the professional level, Alina has 23 years of experience in the financial and accounting field, in the financial departments of local or multinational companies (Constar, Ascent Group, Leoni), and in financial and accounting consultancy with Ascent Finance.
Since 2005, Alina has become an Economic Director in Ascent Finance, the financial-accounting subsidiary of Ascent Group, and over the years has managed a complex portfolio of companies in different fields of activity and has been involved in numerous financial audit projects or accounting expertise.
Dorina is a graduate of Accounting and IT Management at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, and has participated in numerous courses and specializations in the financial and accounting field over the years. Dorina proficiently uses the Ciel, Saga, Contab SQL accounting programs, as well as the MS Office software package.
Dorina has 17 years of experience in accounting and finance, in the financial departments of local companies and in financial consultancy with Ascent Group. Since 2014, she has become a financial consultant within Ascent Group, where she professionally manages a broad portfolio of clients with different activities, offering solutions, support and consultancy in the financial and accounting field.
Elena is a graduate of the Economic Science Department of the “Aurel Vlaicu” University in Arad. Her major was in “Accounting and Financial Administration Software”, followed up with a master degree in “Financial Accounting Management of Companies”.
Professionally, Elena has been active in the financial-accounting area for 14 years. She joined Ascent in 2014, as a financial consultant of the group. From this role she ensures accounting services for a portfolio of clients of the Ascent Group.
Payroll & Admin Manager
Over the years, Daniela has followed courses and specializations in the field of humanities and social sciences, among which a Human Resources Inspector course accredited by the National Authority for Qualifications and the Pedagogy course at the Aurel Vlaicu University, etc. She is an ambitious person and has the capacity to act in a balanced and calm and objective manner.
Professionally, Daniela has more than 10 years of experience in the field of human resources, gaining experience both in government institutions and the private sector. Over the years, she has been involved in many different consultancy projects, such as the evaluation and development of plans to improve the activities of various companies, and has actively participated in workshops to evaluate client companies.
Human Resources Specialist
Sorin is a graduate of Accounting and IT Management at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, and of a Master in Management at the same university.
Professionally, Sorin's experience comes mainly from the human resources, salaries and staff administration fields, with over 15 years of experience, during which he managed tens of companies with hundreds of employees, that varied in their fields of activity. Sorin is also a human resources inspector.
Dan Codre is one of Ascent Group's trainers. His experience can be characterized as a very varied one. For two years he was a professor of history in a public school in Romania, then served for 10 years in television, half of which he spent as a correspondent reporter for Digi24 HD news. He was hired as adviser in the Romanian Senate and in the Arad County Council, where he worked for the president of the institution.
In recent years, Dan has been a trainer in tour guide programs at the Alternative Tourism School of the Association for Alternative Tourism, and he is also an experienced guide. His belief is that everyone can learn anything, anywhere, anytime. He works every day to convince those around him that this is really possible!
Reliana is a graduate of the Faculty of Law within the West University Timisoara and of a Master in Insolvency and Bankruptcy proceedings at the Faculty of Law within Vasile Goldis University Arad. At professional level Reliana has 17 years of legal experience in the field of company law, in the legal department of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Arad county, assistant in commercial arbitration within the Arbitratin Comitee of Arad, Legal consultant within the Ascent Group and legal consultant for several local and national companies, with Romanian or foreign capital.
All over these years she has been involved in numerous consultancy and audit projects, both for local and multinational companies, in various fields of activity: automotive, manufacturing, it, agriculture, trade, services.
Alexandra is a graduate of Computer Science at the Faculty of Exact Sciences of the Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, and of a Master in Informatics Applied in Science, Technology and Economy. In the second academic year of her Bachelor studies, Alexandra also followed an international training program, namely an Erasmus study grant at the Miguel Torga Higher Institute in Coimbra, Portugal.
Professionally, Alexandra began her experience in the IT field, but after 3 years, she turned to her second passion, human resources. Alexandra has been Assistant Manager at Ascent Group for more than half a year, having had the opportunity to become acquainted with the HR environment from the very beginning. In her role, she is already involved in projects in different areas of human resources.
Iulia is a graduate of Communication Sciences with the Politehnica University in Timișoara, with a bachelor in “Communication studies & Public Relations”. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in “Communication studies in business” within the same department. Throughout her undergraduate years, she coordinated the financial department of the Students’ League, with a distinct involvement with fundraising. She was also part of an organisation team offering support for local and international events for her colleagues, as well as for Erasmus students from abroad.
Iulia’s experience in the Human Resources department has reached the 1-year mark; her activity prior to working in Ascent Group has been that of a recruitment intern with a renown automotive company in the region. She is persistent, thus her joining the Ascent Group team is a step forward in consolidating her professional skills, and her cheerful and optimistic tone are a welcome complement to our recruiting processes.
Timea e studentă în anul II la Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai din Cluj-Napoca, Facultatea de Studii Europene, Secția de Relații Internaționale și Studii Europene. Inițial ea și-a făcut practica în Ascent în HR și pentru ca i-a plăcut foarte mult domeniul, dar și echipa, și-a dorit să rămână în continuare în Ascent.
Seriozitatea, curiozitatea și dorința de a învăța continuu sunt premisele care îi dau avântul necesar pentru a putea să îmbine, cu succes, studiile sale cu job-ul de Junior Recruiter la Ascent.
Deși e încă la început de carieră, Timea are un potențial de dezvoltare foarte bun în domeniul Resurselor Umane, cu precădere pe partea de selecție și recrutare de personal. Entuziasmul și pasiunea cu care își duce sarcinile până la capăt, dar și deschiderea spre noi proiecte, sunt parte din atu-urile pe care reușește să și le pună în valoare în munca sa.
Office Manager - Bucharest
Professionally, Adina's experience comes mainly from the human resources and training field, being for many years a trainer and project coordinator in international youth programs (e.g.: Erasmus), or trainer and human resources consultant in national and international projects, for private companies and NGOs.
Adina is currently Ascent Group's Office Manager. in Bucharest, but also an HR specialist & trainer of the Ascent Group, with experience both as a trainer in programs to develop presentation and communication skills, develop leadership skills, build and develop the team, team building, or design thinking capabilities, for local and multinational companies. Not last she was the coordinator of numerous personnel development programs and assessment centers for prestigious companies.
Bianca has a 19-years experience as a lawyer, being a Member of the Bucharest Bar since 2001. She started working as a lawyer specialized in the field of criminal law, providing legal assistance and representation services in criminal disputes. In parallel, she started to expand its professional competence in civil, administrative and commercial matters, providing legal advice and representation in disputes in this area.
For 10 years she was involved, through collaboration with an ONG., in giving legal advice to owners associations, as well as being part of the team of trainers who support training courses for administrators of condominiums. Bianca joined the Ascent Group team in 2008, offering legal advice and litigation services. Her area of competence is commercial law, company law, administrative law, civil law, tax law, labor law.
Managing Partner Ascent Sibiu
Laura is an experienced People Manager and specialist, with more than 20 years of activity in the field, of which 16 years as HR Manager. Since 2020 she has also been a Member of the Association of data Protection and Privacy experts and a statutory Member with the role of secretary in the management of small and medium-sized enterprises in Sibiu.
The work of the Laura includes multidisciplinary projects with external audit skills, internal process evaluation, training, cyber security and legal analysis.
Not least, Laura is a tireless seeker of professional challenges, but also an analytical, detail-oriented person who likes to explore techniques or processes that can bring value to the people and companies they work with.
Ioan's professional experience, over 20 years in management, combines a wide range of fields of activity, from the automotive, food, textile and construction industry, manufacturing, logistics-services and sales. He has been in management positions over the years where he had to build and develop teams from 10 to 500 employees. In the last 10 years his managerial experience has been enriched by start-ups and business support consulting projects combined with training and coaching activities, carried out specifically on strategic planning, leadership and management, communication and behavioral analysis and sales.
Ioan's conclusion following over 20 years of activity is, as the most important resource of a company, the people who work for that company. The results come and are mainly due to the team work and the willingness of all involved to participate actively in a growth journey that benefits everyone.
Senior Partner Ascent Group
From a professional point of view, Lia's experience is a multidisciplinary one, both in public administration, in the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, and in project management within the European Center for Bessarabia, of SME's Union - Brussels, respectively in collaboration with the foundations of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), Robert Schuman Foundation, Eduardo-Feri Foundation and USAID.
In the private sector, Lia has been active for several years as financial manager of the NRG Interactive Group followed by a career in the field of public communication and media as prime-time news presenter at Publika TV, news editor, reporter and special correspondent at international events. The journalistic activity has been intertwined with the one as consultant, trainer and manager within the Ascent Group, in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, with Lia coordinating the Ascent Group's office in Chisinau for over 15 years.
Managing Partner - North-East Region
Liliana's professional experience includes over 18 years of experience in human resources, training & management in companies with up to 1500 employees, such as: FiberxNylon, Yarcea – Radici Group, Rompetrol Petromidia, Pamac, Penny Market - Rewe Group, Vard Tulcea, Vard Braila – Fincancieri. Throughout her career, in addition to the years of experience as a Human Resources Manager, Liliana was also a legal Advisor in Trade and Labor Law, Commercial Manager and Deputy Director General.
Liliana has combined management experience in large companies with consultancy and trainer experience in projects of human resources and management, people development, soft & technical skills, communication & project management. Since 2019 Liliana has joined the Ascent Group team as managing partner for the North-East of Romania, contributing to the development of the group of companies at national level.
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